To get us warmed up for a busy weekend at the Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival, LNBP at Braunston were invited to assist with a pre-show schools trip organised by the Canal and River Trust.
Pupils from the local Kilsby Primary School were the lucky ones to enjoy a 30-minute canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal with us.
In honour of 2016 being the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great canals pioneer James Brindley, the pupils also met actor Andrew Ashmore, who was impersonating Brindley during the trip from Crick.
Along the journey, Canal & River Trust Canal Explorer volunteer Mike Major was also on hand to point out various waterway wildlife along what is a fabulous peaceful stretch of inland waterways here in central England.
By the looks of the children’s faces, they certainly had a great time, as did we.
Getting youngsters to experience the beauty and richness of our canals and inland waterways is after all what LNBP at Braunston are all about and have been since 1981!
The day and our involvement received some great external media coverage via the CRT (here), and also the Rugby Advertiser (here) and Daventry Express (here)
Thank you to CRT, Crick Marina and The Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival for approaching and allowing us to be involved.